Officials in Bangladesh say scores of people are missing after a ferry with about 250 passengers sank during a storm.
The double-decker boat capsized on Sunday in the Meghna River near Chandpur, about 75 kilometers south of the capital, Dhaka.
Initial reports from the region said at least seven bodies have been recovered. As many as 50 people swam safely to shore. The fate of the others is unknown.
Deadly ferry accidents are common in Bangladesh, especially during the monsoon season when flash floods occur frequently. Hundreds of people are killed each year, with many of the disasters blamed on overcrowding and boats operating in dangerous conditions.
The South Asian nation is criss-crossed by numerous rivers, which most people in Bangladesh depend on for much of their transportation.